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Wildfire Damage Reduced on Prescribe-Burned Areas in New Jersey

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Prescribed burning is now a standard forest-management practice in the Pine Region of southern New Jersey. Reports on prescribed burning have emphasized its value as a silviculiural tool for favoring pine over oak. Yet its value in reducing damage from wildfires--and in making wildfires easier to control--is equally important. Within the last few years there have been some striking examples of this.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, U. S. Forest Service, Upper Darby, Pa.

Publication date: 01 May 1955

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